TALS 2020 Lectures
news / March 30, 2020
We are pleased to share with LSA members access to keynote talks from our partner organisation The Academy of Leisure Sciences. Head over to the Members area (you need to log in to access this resource) to find out how to see these videos.
2020 J.J. Bannon Lecture presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Research & Teaching Conference
TITLE: Tapping into the ghetto genius: Design thinking to connect leisure and social justice
Presentation Given on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00-7:00 pm
SPEAKERS: Rachel Switzky, Director, Siebel Center for Design, University of Illinois
William Patterson, Senior Design Strategist for Social Impact, University of Illinois, Diana Parry, Professor and Associate Vice President for Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Waterloo, Canada
ABSTRACT: A design thinking framework is developed to address issues of social justice and inequity centered on the concept of cultural wealth for under-served populations of color. A recurrent theme of design thinking is the optimism embedded in its various phases due to the active engagement of communities to improve policy and practice.
2020 Keynote presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Research & Teaching Conference
TITLE: Health and wellbeing for urban communities: Envisioning the future.
Presentation Given on Friday, February 14 at 11:00-12:30pm
SPEAKER: William Sullivan, Professor & Director, Rokwire | Smart, Healthy Communities, University of Illinois
ABSTRACT: Our neighborhoods and their design impact our health and wellbeing. A continual stream of findings have implications and offer connections between urban design and leisure theory and application.